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Re: Boycott O'Reilly

by talexb (Canon)
on Jan 22, 2004 at 15:41 UTC ( #323214=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Boycott O'Reilly

The fact that I'm grateful to O'Reilly for publishing a terrific catalogue of books has nothing to do with the fact that you've written a poorly documented node on a non-Perl issue. I therfore downvoted your original node.

In addition, I think you're missing the point here: in the open source world that we now live in, publicizing these kind of exploits will let the 'white hats' test their own systems and do something about making them more resistant to attacks from the 'black hats'.

In future, I recommend more research and fewer accusations. I hear that in Texas they have a saying, Be sure that your words are soft and sweet in case you have to eat them some day. Wise words.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

Life is short: get busy!

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